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2021-2022 Catalog 
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ART 130 - Watercolor Painting

Credits: 3
Combines watercolor techniques with drawing media to create landscapes, interiors, and figure studies from observation. Emphasizes building foundational skills for the purpose of expressive sketchbooks, illustrations, notational journal drawings, and portfolio presentations.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Mix colors using watercolor media.
  2. Manipulate the paper for special effects.
  3. Learn watercolor techniques: wet into wet, glazing, direct painting, transparent and opaque washes, and dry brush.
  4. Incorporate drawing into a watercolor painting.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use effective compositions in their paintings.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the dimensional qualities of light and shadow within a painting.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the dimensional qualities of light and shadow within a painting.
  2. Demonstrate responsibility by class attendance and completion of assignments and projects.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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